REDDING, Calif. - A 62-year-old great-grandmother has become one of the oldest women in the world to successfully give birth.
The healthy six-pound, nine-ounce baby boy is the 12th child born to Janise Wulf, who also has 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her oldest child is 40.
Family members said Friday’s delivery went smoothly, despite health concerns involving Wulf, who has diabetes and has been blind since birth.
Baby Adam is the second child born to Wulf and third husband, Scott. Their other son is 3-1/2. Scott Wulf, who is 48 years old, said he’d always wanted children. He said their two sons, born through in-vitro fertilization, are beyond what he’d hoped was possible.
Wulf isn’t the oldest woman to give birth. That record went to a Romanian woman who gave birth last year at the age of 66.© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.